Friday, February 4, 2011

Peter Kreeft on Joy

In the same vein as the last Cultivating Celebration post. . .
No one who ever said to God, "Thy will be done" and meant it with his heart, ever failed to find joy—not just in heaven, or even down the road in the future in this world, but in this world at that very moment, here and now. . . .
Every time I have ever said yes to God with something even slightly approaching the whole of my soul, every time I have not only said "Thy will be done" but meant it, loved it, longed for it—I have never failed to find joy and peace at that moment. In fact, to the precise extent that I have said it and meant it, to exactly that extent have I found joy. 
The entire essay, "Joy," is found here:
Acknowledgement: Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts brought this essay to my notice.


  1. Good morning, Christina. I love you.

  2. OH, what a small world! Brian is reading one of his books right now!

  3. @Brandee - Thanks. :-)
    @Katie - Cool! Thanks for letting me know the connection. Love it when that happens.


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